UN Foundation, International Women’s Day and Social Media

I promised to post today for International Women’s Day. I know it was yesterday, March 8, but the month is also International Women’s Month, isn’t it?  And of course women’s issues exist all year round!

The United Nations Foundation is promoting Global Mom Relay to encourage us all to share posts from and about women. Today’s post is about  H.R.H. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, a long-time advocate for women. I read about it on Beth Kanter ‘s outstanding blog.

Here’s the complete explanation: From now until May 8, moms are powering an online conversation about motherhood to unlock donations.

Every time you share a relay post on Facebook, Twitter, or email or donate $5 or more as part of the relay, a $5 donation (up to $8,000 per day) will be donated by Johnson & Johnson and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to one of four initiatives that are helping women and children lead healthy and happy lives – Girl Up, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA), and the Shot@Life campaign. I especially like the first two so I’ve given you those links. Even if you only share a relay post once or twice, you’ll be helping.

And you may want to show your  granddaughters or grandsons, and other children you know and love, this opportunity to contribute to helping women and children. Of course you don’t have to be a mom to be part of this campaign. I hope you’ll join me in supporting women and especially girls this month and all year!

Let me know if you decide to share posts from the Global Mom Relay.

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About catherineonyemelukwe.com

Author of memoir Nigeria Revisited My Life and Loves Abroad, blogger, board member U.S.National Committee for UN Women, former Peace Corps volunteer, Unitarian Universalist, expert in nonprofit management and fundraising, certified fundraising executive (CFRE), racial justice advocate..

Posted on March 9, 2013, in disease prevention, Grandchildren, Health, international, Social Media, websites, Women's issues and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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